DHEA Pregnenolone

DHEA is the most abundant hormone found in the bloodstream with production peaking around the age of 20-25 when production wanes. By the age of 80, people are thought to have only ten percent of the DHEA they had at 20.

  • Support the body with stress, asthma, arthritis,inflammation, constipation, candida
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Promotes better blood circulation
  • Helps muscle & leg cramps back pain
  • Permits muscles to heal faster
  • Promotes energy, alertness. mental calmness, ability to concentrate
  • Free radical scavenger relieves allergies to foods pollens
  • Helps liver produce choline
  • Helps control acidity & ulcers in stomach
  • Coats intestinal tract so parasites lose ability to hang on
  • Helps with hypersensitivity to drugs
  • Support the body's ability to produce insulin important for carbohydrate metabolism
  • Speeds wound healing

Pregnenolone is the ultimate parent steroid compound. All steroid hormones in the body (including cortisone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and others) are produced from pregnenolone, which in turn is synthesized from cholesterol. Progesterone and DHEA are also parent steroids in the sense that they can give rise to a number of other steroid species, but only pregnenolone is the ultimate precursor of all other steroid hormones.

Levels of endogenous (made in the body) pregnenolone decline with age, as do levels of DHEA. However, normal levels of pregnenolone at various ages for each gender in humans have not been as clearly established as with DHEA.

The pathways from pregnenolone to the many other steroids and the interrelationships among these steroids is complex. While some benefits can be attributed to the relatively direct action of pregnenolone as a memory enhancer, for example many other benefits are a result of one or more of pregnenolone's direct or indirect offspring.

There seem to be many factors that determine how much of the pregnenolone in the body is: 1) used as pregnenolone; 2) converted to and used as DHEA; 3) converted to and used as progesterone; and 4) converted to either DHEA or progesterone and then converted into one or more other hormones (cortisol, testosterone, and the various forms of estrogen). One of those factors is gender. Other factors are more variable throughout life such as the many factors collectively referred to as lifestyle (diet, stress level, exercise habits), the presence of one or more diseases/health conditions, and stage of life (i.e. post menopausal).

Our superior sublingual delivery system assures that you will receive maximum benefit as it absorbed immediately through the mucous membranes and does not need to be processed by the digestive system. Relative to DHEA, particularly in large amounts, pregnenolone is less likely to create masculinizing effects in women (such as facial hair) because it is less likely to increase testosterone levels in women. Pregnenolone does not seem to have any negative side effects. However, please consult a health care professional before using pregnenolone if you are pregnant or nursing.

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys. It is the precursor to the estrogen and testosterone and cortisol pathway. Much like human growth hormone (HGH) and melatonin two other hormones now known to have anti-aging properties DHEA is produced in abundance during youth, peaking around the age of 20-25. Over stimulation of the adrenals from past abuse (dieting, stimulants, high stress levels, etc.) can exhaust the adrenal synthesis of DHEA.

Research has shown that DHEA has many functions in the body pertaining to health and longevity. Among other things, it helps to generate the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone; increases the percentage of muscle mass; decreases the percentage of body fat; and stimulates bone deposition, thereby helping to prevent osteoporosis. As DHEA production declines with age, the structures and systems of the body appear to decline with it. This leaves the body vulnerable to various cancers, including cancer of the breast, prostate, and bladder; as well as to arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure Parkinson disease, diabetes, nerve degeneration, and other age-related conditions.

Previously only available with a doctor's prescription, as a result of the FDA's Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) ruling in 1995, it is now available as a natural extract which falls into the neutraceutical category. Most of the DHEA that you buy is made in laboratories from substances extracted from wild yams. Wild yam extract alone is not shown to convert into active DHEA in the body only the specific enzymatically extracted DHEA molecule itself is proven effective. Being that it is not the entire yam with all its constituents, this is considered to be natural semi synthetic because it is molecularly extracted. The DHEA we sell is identical to the body's DHEA. While many companies now make it available, Super Good Stuff is the best value because of the potency, delivery system, and price.

It is important to take supplements of antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium (or Perfect Plus, containing more than 74 antioxidants) while taking DHEA to prevent oxidative damage.


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